Bonus Material: Video and Images from CLMP Spelling Bee

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Chris Artis and Erin Cox

Monday night’s “Let It Bee,” a spelling bee benefit for the Council of Literary Magazines & Presses gathered a full roster of New York book world stars to raise money for the 42-year-old nonprofit organization. We he had a chance to speak to a few of the stars of the night—authors Michael Musto, Ben Greenman, and James Frey, HarperCollins publisher Jonathan Burnham, top judge and Oxford editor-at-large Jesse Sheidlower, and Jeffrey Lependorf, Executive Director of the CLMP. (See our full coverage here.)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueCr59WKVhM

Michael Musto can’t spell “dirndl.”

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ktuSy7lP34

Jonathan Burnham and James Frey

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZCLQa1nfhc

Ben Greenman

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QWFkxmvYC8

Jesse Sheidlower

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhCWVQ8oiRY

Jeffrey Lependorf

For more photos of the celebs in attendance, click here.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.